July 2nd and we are finally underway to Devonport, phew, thought we’d never get on the road.  What was I stressing about?  I know subconciously whatever your doing, it usually falls into place and in the scheme of things really what does it matter if it doesn’t?  However, adding a couple of de-stressing exercises may help and might include as follows:  Go to a surprise BD party, get hugs from your friends there, engage in stimulating conversation about topics never discussed before, have a couple of delicious wines, savour the amazing nibbles that are offered (don’t worry about the calories), sleep in the day before you leave and have your boot ready that day, and add a meditation component, then take off in the knowing that your trip will be filled with friends, joy, new experiences and laughter!

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Stresses now water under the bridge…

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Brief stop at Callington Mill in Oatlands to buy spelt flour for our friends John and Fooz in Adelaide who make the most outrageous cinnamon rolls…with the hope they will create some for us to savour.

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Stop at ‘ut si’ a delightful, modern country, converted church just after the turn off to Devonport offering deliciously made fare with our high quality Tasmanian produce.  Adrian’s choices, fresh mushroom soup and croque monsieur, mine a tomato, chick pea and chorizo braise with crusty sour dough…so delicious I nearly forgot to take a pic!

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We were definitely ahead of schedule and relaxing as a result…

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Oh dear, is that the ferry?  Given our arrival to Devonport was early, we had a number of hours to spare, so took a walk along the river and the water’s edge following the Padoe Heritage Trail, the site of the first settlement and our first walk…all 5.6kms worth, stretching our legs and breathing some fresh air.

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Why do people leave chips and junk for seagulls to consume, it’s not cool and it’s totally unhealthy any way you look at it…

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We thought we’d stay here if anything changed with the ‘Spirit’ schedule..

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Known for his real estate eye, Adrian decided to check out the local property…just in case he saw something worth considering to add to his portfolio…it had it’s own equestrian ring, ducks, on a stick, cats, birds and more decor, less shopping for sculpture!

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Now that the carbon tax has come into effect it’s probable we’ll experience a reduction in our rising sea level, correct?

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Loading onto the ferry at 19.30pm, fabulous sky and a near full moon to enjoy.

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Being silly and getting into the ‘spirit’ of the adventure, people watching is great sport!

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Would you believe this was Woodbridge Smoked Trout?